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Welcome to Saint Katharine Drexel


Sunday, August 28, 2016

69JJRITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA) – an adult faith formation process through which unbaptized persons who have the desire to become members of the Catholic Church, and persons baptized in other Christian traditions who wish to embrace the Catholic faith, enter a faith journey, which will lead to their reception as full members of the Catholic community.

Do you feel the Holy Spirit calling you to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church? Are you a Catholic who would like to learn more about the Faith? We, the parish of Saint Katharine Drexel, rejoice with you as you seek to respond to God’s call. If you, or someone you know, wishes to join the Catholic church, or simply desires to learn more about the Church, you may: call the Parish office at 697-8716, or email Bob Ribic at: Classes will be held on Monday from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., starting on September 12, 2016, in the Parish library.



In the Spring of 1988, Bishop William D. Keeler formed a new parish to accommodate the rapid growth in Silver Spring Township and named Reverend James R. O’Brien as the founding pastor. That same year, Mother Katharine Drexel was beatified by Pope John Paul, II. Saint Katharine DrexelAt Bishop Keeler’s request, the Holy Father gave his permission to name the Parish in Silver Spring Township as the first parish in the world to be named in her honor. Eighteen years later, on October 1, 2000, Blessed Katharine Drexel was canonized and the church’s name changed to Saint Katharine Drexel.

The Saint Katharine Drexel Parish Family, guided by the Holy Spirit, commits itself to reaching out and sharing with all people the love and service modeled by our patroness, with the Eucharist as our source of strength. Through prayer and action, we will serve God, our Lord and Savior, and our community, exhibiting a special concern for the poor, oppressed and marginalized of our society, especially those among the African-American & Native-American peoples.


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